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Hungarian PM hails Trump's 'America First' lead

Budapest - Hungarian strongman premier Viktor Orban on Monday hailed US President Donald Trump's "America First" pledge, saying it was a "gift" to other nations who could now follow suit.

Hungarians in mourning after horror coach crash

Budapest - Hungary was on Sunday mourning 16 people killed when a coach carrying teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed in Italy.

Hungary orders fraud probe into Budapest metro project

Budapest - Hungary said Thursday it has ordered a criminal probe into suspected graft during the construction of a Budapest metro line after the EU's anti-fraud office found evidence of possible corruption.

Hungary set to turn screws on Soros-backed NGOs

Budapest - Hungarian NGOs have long felt the heat under strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban -- but they now fear that, emboldened by Donald Trump's victory, the right-wing premier will turn the screws even tighter.

Hungary's Orban defies EU with migrant detentions

Budapest - Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday he has defied Brussels by reintroducing the systematic detention of migrants arriving in the country in response to recent "terror" attacks in Europe.

Hungary hands migrant-kicking journalist probation

Budapest - A Hungarian television camerawoman who made headlines in 2015 after tripping and kicking migrants fleeing police was found guilty Thursday of the misdemeanour of vandalism and was sentenced to probation.

Hungarian priest brings migrants in from the cold

Hungary - "Save us before we die from the cold," read the email in Father Zoltan Nemeth's inbox. It was an appeal that this Hungarian priest could not ignore.

'Handcuff king' Houdini's secrets unlocked in Hungary

Budapest - Ninety years after his death, the secrets of the world's greatest escape artist, Harry Houdini, have been unlocked in a recently opened Hungarian museum devoted to the Budapest-born illusionist.

Iraq has to up oil output because of 'budget hole': FM

Budapest - Iraq has to up its crude output because dwindling oil prices and the fight against Islamic State have left "a huge hole" in the economy, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Tuesday, as the OPEC cartel scrambles to agree a production cut deal.

Hungary prisoners complete part of new anti-migrant fence

Budapest - Hungarian prisoners have finished building the first part of a second anti-migrant fence on Hungary's southern border with Serbia, state television reported on Monday.

Hungary to cut corporate tax rate to EU low

Budapest - Hungary is seeking to lower corporate tax to nine percent starting from 2017, the lowest rate in the European Union, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday.

Hungary PM says Trump win ends 'politically correct' era

Budapest - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, one of the EU's biggest supporters of Donald Trump, said Thursday that the US billionaire's election victory sounded the death knell for political correctness.

Hungary votes to strip its Olympic Committee of powers

Budapest - Hungary approved Tuesday a sweeping reform of its sports laws that will see the national Olympic Committee stripped of most of its powers and roles, as Budapest vies to host 2024 Games.

Hungary's Orban suffers rare defeat in refugee vote

Budapest - Hungary's radical right party Jobbik dealt all-powerful Prime Minister Viktor Orban a rare defeat on Tuesday as it blocked his bid to change the constitution to bar the resettlement of refugees.

Rights group slams EU's failure to reprimand Hungary

Budapest - Hungary has seen a "serious deterioration" of the rule of law since 2010 and the EU has failed to rebuke the country, a rights group said Friday in a report rejected by Budapest as "baseless".

Hungary's top opposition paper sold to government ally

Budapest - A Hungarian firm with close government links said Tuesday it has bought the publisher of the country's top opposition newspaper Nepszabadsag, whose recent unexpected closure has sparked fears of growing state control of the media.

Hungary summons Russian envoy over 'degrading' uprising remarks

Budapest - Budapest summoned Moscow's ambassador Tuesday after Russian state TV made what Hungary called "degrading" remarks about its 1956 uprising against Soviet communist rule.

Scuffles disrupt Hungary 1956 revolt anniversary

Budapest - Scuffles between supporters and opponents of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban disrupted a state commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising in Budapest Sunday.

Hungary homeless paper shelters suspended opposition reporters

Budapest - A Hungarian street newspaper published a special edition Thursday including a section produced by journalists from a top political daily which was unexpectedly closed earlier this month, firing fears of growing government control of the media.

Huge press freedom rally in Budapest after top daily closed

Budapest - Several thousand people marched in Budapest Sunday to demand press freedom and protest against the sudden closure of Hungary's top-selling political daily Nepszabadsag which had criticised the government.
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